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05-10-2009, 01:59 PM   #16
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thanks Mike, what was I doing wrong with the link? It's definitely a lemon, my sigma 70-300 DG is sharper

05-10-2009, 04:04 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike.P Quote
I dont think the lighting helps your shot at all but if that was my lens I would be taking it back to where I bought it from asap.
The shot I posted for you to comapre with wasnt even on a tripod but handheld.
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The Mk1 is much sharper then the new versions of the lens wide open. It looks to me like he might be running into the focus problems at close distance which is why I returned mine.



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well it's on it's way back to Sigma, I'll post the outcome! Hopefully it's not going to be some 6 week waiting on parts nonsense
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You made a good decision to send it in. It's definitely capable of much better performance than that. I'm with the other poster, though, in that I bet it's a focusing issue.

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Well I hope they acknowledge there is at least something wrong with it, the guys in the shop just scoffed at me when I said it was a bit 'soft'. After all how would a mere Pentax user know... When I asked if they knew anything about the new Pentax they look blank for a moment then said, what the K-M? Think I will be taking my LBA elsewhere in the future...
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